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Ten Years

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S: Christmas 2011 - Just for Bettie

BC: Thanks

FC: Ten Years

1: October, 2006 the first digital camera entered the family. Smile - 2000 | Soccer | Swimming | Skate Boarding | Studying | Snoozing

2: Some of us are musically inclined... | Sometimes we use our minds... | And still others of us at least try real hard...

3: Halloween

5: And a Very Merry Christmas

6: Dear Santa...

8: E Helps grandpa with his camera | Rod builds his first bench | Kids sleep off a tough 2000 | Kids discover triathlons | Smile 2001

9: Life marches on

10: We went backpacking to the Sisters Wilderness. Marguerite decided that her idea of a vacation was more along the line of floating in the pool and drinking gin & tonic. Hard to imagine...

11: We hung out at the beach in Lincoln City

12: Ben moved into double figures and Gary trundled off to school with his saxophone | Elizabeth was forced to give Ben a noogie | Uncle Doug & Aunt Paula cooked for us - always a treat | Rod caught a fish in Alabama with the brothers

13: Halloween: Gary grew a beard, Ben was Mr. Money Bags | and several pumpkins met their demise. Michael helped out

14: Halloween was fun: we had a big party with a bunch of friends and their kids. But Halloween was soon over... | ...and before we knew it, it was time for Thanksgiving. Just the five of us this time

15: Triathlons... Elizabeth beat Gary swimming, but they are friends in the end.

16: The 2001 Hood to Coast Relay Team. Marguerite and Donna McClain "volunteered." We had a party at the house and Rod ran the fastest he has ever run.

17: We had few visitors in 2001, but the ones that did visit were real standouts

18: Surrounded by our munchkins

20: A Trip to India

21: And, oh yes, there was Christmas | Elizabeth and Elizabeth | The Huths visit | And Ben gets wasted on apple cider | A handsome couple

22: 2002 ushered in a huge snow storm | And Gary began to grow... | A snow bunny | A war ensued

23: E in full swing as a teenager - yep, two phones! | Beach football | Ben, Marguerite and a good book | Raspberry season | Standard Conrad

24: A great 4th of July party

25: Cute girls and crazy boys

26: Several more triathlons | Ben wins his division and conks out | We all get involved | We like our favorite girl a lot! | Boys at beach | And Rod builds another bench

27: A trip to Kentucky | Aunt Jenny | KY Family | Bathing beauties E & Bethany | Lazy girl | Gary "drives" boat | Rod with girlfriend | Her athlete husband

28: Backpack 2002 Lassen National Park | Chubby Bunny | Skinny kids fall into lake | Pumping water | See the deer? | Sitting around the "campfire"

29: Merry Christmas

30: 2003 | E grew her hair | G just grew | B starred in Jack (maybe should have been the giant?) | R recovered from 2002

31: Summer Fun... | E chases kids | Glen & Katie | Edy & Elise visit | R shows M how to barbecue | Elise approves of M's cooking | Edy approves of the beer

32: The brothers visited from KY: Danny, Gary, Rod | And we went crabbing | Gary finally took care of Ben | A t t h e b e a c h | Ruth, Gary, Mona & Danny

33: E was invited to the prom | M o r e T r i a t h l o n s | Another Backpack Trip

34: And before we knew it - 2004 | Another Big Snow | Another Backpack Trip

35: Valedictorian

36: Not yet, but close | Win & Bettie at E's graduation | E Art | Gary doing art? Self portrait... | Ben is no longer the shortest in the family | Conrad: Don't ask

37: Huge 4th of July Party in Chico

40: And after the 4th came a 50-year wedding anniversary celebrated at the Roberson's with good friends

43: And Rod was no longer the tallest | More triathlons | Lego Chess Champ of the World

44: And before we knew it, it was Christmas

46: We lost a husband a father a son a brother an uncle and a friend

47: More pictures from 2004 that a grandma might like

50: 2005 was not quite as eventful as the previous year but we managed a few picture-worthy moments | One of Rod's all-time favorite pictures of Marguerite | Ben went bald for his swimming championships | We made a quick visit to Chico for a photo op

51: A trip to Kentucky. | Ruth Ann with M & E | Danny, Rod, Gary, Ben. Gary | Aunt Jenny | Doing a little boating

52: Grayson Lake | Dan & Mona | Front porch of Rod's home in KY | The stairway into the basement where all bad dreams begin | Uncle Gary

53: Halloween | E and Aunt Jenny | Ben "drives" the boat and drags Rod behind

54: Thanksgiving | The Huths joined us for Thanksgiving.

55: The Whitman Missionaries Swim Team | Christmas

56: 2006 Backpack trip to the Wallowas

57: "Cold butt! Cold butt! Cold butt!"

58: E chased turtles in Baja for study abroad... | Dressed for the Prom | 280 lbs of tortuga | ...and had a good time doing it

59: A few more pics

60: We had a great Thanksgiving in HAWAII

62: 2007 Gary graduated Valedictorian on a wet and windy day

63: We got together in Chico in May to be with family and friends

66: IN May we lost our father He gave us the lessons to carry on and we are doing just that Thanks Dad

67: We went fishing in Canada with the Roberson clan | Ben caught so many fish he got plum tuckered out. Rod was mad and Marguerite even tried her hand at fishing.

68: Snow in Walla Walla | Thanksgiving was just four of us | Gary turned 81 | Mother's Day

69: Artist | Bad Sister

70: Sadie Hawkins Dance | Photo Ops

71: E & Ocean | B & Bear skull | G & S

72: There was a prom

74: Gary marched off to Williams | Christmas | Nora set the rules of engagement and put out the battle pieces and enthusiastic teams were formed | This team we can safely call the 'A' Team | We should probably call this team the 'B-' Team

75: The battle was joined | The 'A' Team did not appear to be as fully staffed as they originally thought and the 'B-' Team's D- player was coached by the A player

76: The 'B-' Team got into the game and might have won... | ...but they ate their creation | And while the 'A' team got a little stuck, they waited to eat until after the judging

77: The 'B-' Team showed their sportsmanship | The master made cream candy | E got a bucket for Chrismas | Rod got a drawing from Money Bags | And we took down the tree

78: It was a nice Christmas

79: Snap shots

80: 2008 - our first college graduation in a long time | Off to new adventures...

81: ...such as Peace Corps Honduras | The boys groveled before the princess | We took one more family picture | A few more parting shots

82: And E was in Honduras | Her new home | with her new puppy Gringa, and her new friends | But wait...we managed a quick 4th of July Party in Chico

84: Gary and Rod went on a backpack trip | Gary swam at National Championships | Ben Triathloned up | And E got 3rd place at Conference Champs in the 1650 in the final swim of her career

85: Christmas was awesome! To include a broken oven on Christmas Day! We begged the neighbors for the use of their oven and we brought the bird back on the sled. | Cranberry Salad | Conrad and his golden locks

86: A few more pictures from 2008 | Cheers

88: 2009 brings another graduation - Go Austin! | A visit to the Newport Lighthouse | A pretty girl at the beach

89: Ben Art - someome got sick | Backpack to the High Sierra

90: Christmas gave the gift of Elizabeth home from Honduras | Friends met her at the airport | A trip to the beach

92: 2010 and another graduation | with honors

93: And yet another prom | A backpack trip - just Gary and Rod this time | It sounded like a hummingbird; it looked like a hummingbird. We snapped a bunch of pictures thinking "no way, we will never catch that guy on the wing." At home, Rod couldn't sleep - 2:00 A.M. "I'll look at our pictures." "Nothing, nothing, nothing... What's this?" Our "hummingbird" turned out to be a moth - caught in mid flight!

94: Christmas

96: 2011 brings TWO Graduations | Gary | Conrad

97: Gary became the National Champion in the 200 yard freestyle with the 7th fastest time ever in D3 swimming

98: And we went backpacking together for the first time since 2006

99: And for good measure...

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  • Title: Ten Years
  • A Photo Book for Bettie from Rod. Merry Christmas 2011
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